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  1. The CSO is being discontinued any time now because Cuisinart knows the Anova Precision Oven is about to be released. Any time now. Listen to your husband. But I'd buy new for $199. That three year warrantee got me a free replacement.
  2. Yes, but Mountain Dew has serious caffeine.
  3. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    A favorite summer meal: Tuna and beans. In this case Ranch Gordo Marcella beans.
  4. In this case Jeff Bezos. I do have somewhat fonder memories of Acme from when I was growing up in Philadelphia in the 1950's.
  5. As an aside I just went to the McCaffrey’s website and read that they are in the process of rolling out online shopping. If they can make it work it will be an interesting alternative for me.
  6. I can't say I love Shoprite either but Shoprite is what's here. And as I've seen, Shoprite stores vary all over in quality depending on who owns them.* They are a franchise operation. The Shoprite where I live has gotten better over the years but they still lack things like frozen peas. We used to have a Grand Union and a Food Town.** Grand Union went bankrupt a quarter century ago and I'm not sure what happened to Food Town but they went the way of the dodo when Shoprite moved in. After Grand Union closed, many of the Grand Union employees went to Shoprite and many went to a higher end store in Princeton called McCaffrey’s. I still see the kind people I knew from Grand Union when I shop at Shoprite or McCaffrey’s (which I dearly wish was in walking distance). For a while Shoprite employees told me working conditions were so bad at the local Shoprite that they shopped at the Shoprite next further north (different owner). But now people tell me they prefer to shop at this Shoprite because there is much greater selection than at other Shoprite stores. As long as you don't want frozen peas, of course. Jeff has promised us a new Whole Foods, in walking distance for me. All the Township approvals are in place. I only hope I live so long. Shoprite could use some competition. *over forty years ago but the manager of one local Shoprite store I informed I would never shop there again, ever. And I have not. **and then there were an A&P and an Acme but less said the better. Anyone else remember "WEO"?
  7. Seriously I don't know. I'd be the first to admit I have a lot of plants in a small space, but I am not the only one with a lot of plants who lives here. Two years ago the rental agent told me that two of my planters needed to be removed by order of the owner because she (the owner) thought they looked too heavy. At that time the rental agent said the rest of my planters were fine. Years ago I checked with the township building inspector who told be these balconies were rated for an obscene amount of weight. However even if I wanted to remove the planters, the larger ones I could not move myself. I'm more physically challenged than I used to be. And at the moment I am terribly upset, more so than I wish to admit on a public forum.
  8. My first tomatoes are turning red. I came home tonight to letter from the rental agent to please remove the planters from my balcony immediately.
  9. Did the deep frying take place before or after the Holy Moles?
  10. I thought typical grocery store pasta in the US was already cut in half. I remember grocery store spaghetti being much longer than it is now, sold folded in half. Quite seriously.
  11. With its honey The Last Wynd looked a little sweet, however I was enchanted by the Dernier Mot variation. Hardest part was locating the coup to drink it from. I used Chartreuse Green V.E.P., Luxardo, and Neisson l'Esprit. My go to white mai tai rhum is La Favorite Blanc but this called for l'Esprit.
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    How fast is the spit rotating in that picture?
  13. I jumped on the prime day deal for The Baking Bible. When I entered the ISBN into Eat Your Books, I was told that The Baking Bible book had already been entered in my bookshelf. Yes, I own it. Amazon let me cancel.
  14. As I recall I used a bit of bleach for the algae problem. Or you could think of it as umami.
  15. Speaking of books, as I was eyeing a certain baking book I spied an upcoming prime day deal on Mo Williams' Waiting Is Not Easy!
  16. Recipe? Rum, Maraschino, Chartreuse, how can you go wrong?
  17. The website has said discontinued for ages. I think they are just confused by their own model numbers. Anyhow, I have my spare.
  18. I bought a copy of Marc Vetri's Mastering Pizza. I had intended to order it through the amazon app but I forgot.
  19. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Inspired by @Chris Hennes recent report from Bulrush, dinner was a Penzeys Ozark pork chop. Due to the vanity of the cook the pork was overdone.
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